Builder-grade ceiling lights can be boring. The flush-mount light fixtures were in our home when we purchased the house. These lights are typically chosen because they are usually the cheapest option and are simple to install. If you like the thought of saving money on unique overhead lighting, take a look below at these eight DIY light fixtures that you can make.
Lots of different things can be turned into light fixtures, sometimes using items that you may already have laying around the house. Each of these unexpected lights had makeovers done to them or were purchased for a cheap price.
1. Lantern Light fixture
Lantern decor is perfect for cabins and country homes. This green lantern was turned into a hanging light fixture for our loft area in our home. Lanterns can usually be found fairly cheap at thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales, or brand new. I love how this light can be seen from the downstairs.
2. Antler Light
Do you have any antlers laying around? This antler light fixture is simple and inexpensive to create. We drilled three holes into the antler to hang the chain on and then painted the old base plate to match the chain. This antler light is unique and adds so much personality to this hallway
3. Rustic Ceiling Fan Makeover
Don’t be scared to tackle a makeover on a ceiling fan in your home! This is an easy project that anyone can do. A ceiling fan can look completely different with just a little bit of paint or stain added to it. You can see the full tutorial here. This easy ceiling fan makeover was a night and day difference. I was able to update this ceiling fan on a low budget and was quite a bit cheaper than going out and buying a new 58 inch ceiling fan for our living room.
4. Wagon Wheel ChandelieR
Someone gave me this old wagon wheel for decor. I knew right away I wanted to use it for a chandelier. These wagon wheels can be found at flea markets. I picked up the glass shades at a thrift store and my father and I put this light fixture together.
5. Mason Jar Chandelier
This chandelier was purchased from LTD Commodities. It is no longer on their website. I bought this chandelier for a fraction of the cost of what it would have been at a home improvement store. The wide mouth mason jars I already had laying around to place inside the chandelier. This light fixture adds a rustic touch and is perfect for the kitchen space.
6. Bathroom Vanity Light Makeover
This old vanity light fixture was out of date, I freshened it up with some paint and new wire globes from Home Depot for a whole new look. This is an easy and inexpensive way to change the look of a light fixture without having to go out and buy a new one
7. Master Bedroom Light Update
The low-grade ceiling fan in our bedroom was a little unattractive. I wanted something with more character and industrial style. I found this affordable light fixture on Walmart.com
8. Gun Lamp
If you have any old guns laying around that don’t work anymore, keep them and turn it into a lamp. Pistols make great table lamps and shotguns make beautiful floor lamps.
Lighting is so important in home decor. I have an obsession with light fixtures and I love strolling through all the aisles at home improvement stores, but you can make your lighting look beautiful without spending big bucks! I’ve seen DIY light fixtures made out of old galvanized buckets, baskets, mason jars, the possibilities are endless. Look around and see what you can turn into a light fixture to add character to your home.
I hope you found these 8 DIY light fixtures an inspiration and that you can make for your home.